Breaking: Tony Momoh is dead

Tony Momoh
Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Minister of Information and Culture Prince is dead. Details of the cause of his death were unknown as at the time of filing this report.

Prince Momoh, the 165th child of King Momoh I of Auchi, attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (September 1964 – October 1966) where he earned a degree in Mass communication, and then the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos (October 1974 – May 1975), and was called to the bar in June 1975.

A veteran journalist, He served as a Nigerian minister during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida between 1986 and 1990. He also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Nigerian Airways from 1991 to 1993.

He was the Chairman, Media and Publicity of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) Campaign Organisation in the 2003 and 2007 elections. He was the Chairman of the Political Committee of the Muhammadu Buhari Organisation. He was also among the founders of the ruling party, APC.